Oct launch? BlackBerry's iPhone, Android app

BlackBerry is soon to come to your iPhone and Android devices. Yes. It is expected that BlackBerry could make the announcement as early as next month.

In fact, BBM app for iPhone has already been submitted to Apple for approval more than two weeks ago.

Reports quoted sources as saying that there are two minor glitches in the app that are being sorted out before it can be released.

In his tweet, about three days ago, a BlackBerry staff, Alex Kinsella @alexkinsella, said “Just in case we forgot to mention, BBM for iPhone was submitted for review 2 wks ago.”

Reports also indicate that BBM will come to both iOS and Android at around the same time – hopefully by October.

The announcement was first made in May when BlackBerry announced that those adopted to other operating systems but still love to use the BBM messenger service will be able to do so soon.

“Upon release, BBM customers would be able to broaden their connections to include friends, family and colleagues on other mobile platforms.

In the planned initial release, iOS and Android users would be able to experience the immediacy of BBM chats, including multi-person chats, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes, and engage in BBM Groups, which allows BBM customers to create groups of up to 30 people,” the announcement said.

Meanwhile, BlackBerry is letting anyone interested in the BBM sign up for notifications.

Users who log in will be informed when the BBM app becomes available on the Apple Store and Android Play Store.

Meanwhile, reports also indicate that Fairfax Financial Holdings Chairman, Prem Watsa, is nearing a rescue deal to bail out BlackBerry that was put up for sale ( looking out for strategic alternatives) last month.

The Sunday Times reported that Watsa is organising billions of dollar worth backing from The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

The company’s shares have rallied after the news broke.



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